Pioneer Theatre Guild’s FutureStars 2020 returns for its 18th year at Pioneer High School’s Schreiber Auditorium. A citywide talent search for Ann Arbor’s next star, FutureStars features students from Ann Arbor’s public high schools as they sing, rap, and play music.
Senior Bridget Roberts, a Top 5 Finalist last year, is thrilled for her fourth and final year as a FutureStars performer, “FutureStars is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s different from PTG’s musicals because the performers and the audience interact more, and the hype from the audience brings a great energy to Pioneer.”
Students are guided by professional coaches that assist them in learning their songs.
Each of the two preliminary shows features two musical themes. The top six acts from each preliminaryshow perform at the Finals, evaluated by a panel of celebrity judges and voted on by the audience, to determine the winning “FutureStar 2020.” The Finals Competition also includes performances by the RisingStars (participating underclassmen) and wildcard performances.
Tickets on sale December 20th @ A2Tix.com: https://a2tix.com/organizations/pioneer-theater-guild
$10 Students/65+ Seniors/Pioneer Staff
Friday, January 17th @ 7:30pm (Preliminary Show – Themes include Arena Rock & myTunes: Top hits from 2019)
Saturday, January 18th @ 7:30pm (Preliminary Show – Themes include Disney & 2000’s)
Saturday, January 25th @ 7:30pm (Finals Show: Songs from all 4 themes: Arena Rock, myTunes, Disney, and 2000’s)
Director/Producer: Jayme Kelmigian
Music Director: Billy Harrington Assistant Music Director: Ryan Lewis
Vocal Coaches: Ryan Lewis, Adam Plomaritas, & Ryan Yunck
Rising Stars Director: Thani Brant
RisingStars Music Director: John Bogdan
Host Coach: Julie Strassel
Performance Coaches Maya Alwan, Andrew Plinio, Owen Smith, and Nina White
Technical Director: Mysti Plummer
Ann Arbor, MI 48103